Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.
This week's topic... Greek Mythology I had a hard time thinking of a favorite Greek mythology book. Since it's one of my favorite genres, I couldn't narrow it down to just one. So, I decided to pick a book that is probably not that well known. This is a fantastic Helen of Troy story mingled in with an even greater adventure. (So complicated!) If you enjoy historical fiction, adventure stories, or Greek mythology, you MUST read this book.
My featured book:
At age six Anaxandra is taken by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter on the island of Siphnos. Anaxandra has adjusted to her new life when, six years later, Siphnos is sacked by pirates, and she is the sole survivor. When a fleet of ships stops on the island to investigate, she assumes the identity of Princess Callisto to survive. The ships belong to Menelaus, king of Sparta, and he takes her back to Sparta with him. But Helen, wife of
Menelaus, does not believe that this child is Princess Callisto. Anaxandra manages to stay out of harm’s way—until Paris and Aeneas arrive. When Menelaus and his men depart to attend his grandfather’s funeral, Paris and Helen’s passionate affair plunges Sparta and Troy into war.
If you want to read my full review for the book I will be pushing, you can check out Short and Sweet Reviews and also see what other books are being featured.
Next week's topic: ????